Grey’s Anatomy has been one of the top ranking shows throughout these years. It has successfully run for 16 long seasons. The Emmy Award winning show Grey’s Anatomy renewed for the 17th installment. No doubt Grey’s Anatomy is the longest running prime time show. Before we move ahead onto the first look, let’s know more about the show!
Grey’s Anatomy Season 17: What we know so far
The 16th season of Grey’s Anatomy was released in April 2020 and the show was renewed for 17th season in May 2019. Later, the production work for Grey’s Anatomy season 17 was paused owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with implementing safety measures, Grey’s Anatomy got back to filming for the new season on 8 September. Certainly, the show will be released on 12 November, 2020, with a crossover episode with spin-off called ‘Station 19’.
Also, to cope with COVID-19 while filming, the actors have to wear a mask in between the breaks and rehearsals. The show runner Krista Vernoff stated that no one is allowed to speak during hair and makeup work and the actors carry their own makeup bags for the touch-ups. Vernoff said, “its social distancing, its masks, its visors — its masks on the actors between takes and during rehearsals.” However, all this is making the show move at a slower pace, but Krista says she is proud of what they are doing.
Grey’s Anatomy Premiere Trailer and COVID-19 Look
Recently, the first look of doctors in the show facing COVID-19 was revealed in the Grey’s Anatomy teaser trailer. The teaser was released on 2 October, 2020. The actors playing the doctors can be seen wearing protective gear, dealing with emergency in America caused by the pandemic. Check out the trailer below:
As Grey’s Anatomy is a show about medicine, it was obvious for the it to feature the ongoing pandemic. In July 2020, Krista Vernoff announced that 17th season will address COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the writers of the show have been working with real doctors to learn about the pandemic and its impact on healthcare.
Vernoff said, “There’s no way to be a long-running medical show and not do the medical story of our lifetimes,” She added, “It’s really painful to realize what doctors are going through on a daily basis. While we’re sitting at home trying not to get sick, they’re having to be family and friend to their patients because families and friends aren’t allowed in. They’re holding people while they die. They’re having to decide who lives and who dies… It’s a lot and I feel like our show has an opportunity and a responsibility to tell some of those stories.”
Apparently, Grey’s Anatomy has dealt with various social and medical issues such as racism, rape and other medical emergencies. This time the show has focused on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to the creators, it is necessary to portray what has been going around in our society.